Curious about how herbs could help you with your stress? Lily was interviewed for this excellent article in Experience Life Magazine about herbs and stress. Learn which herbs can help you with specific stress states, acute anxiety, sleeplessness and more.
Lately, there have been a lot of triggers turning our stress hormones 'on'... most of us are hearing reports of the coronavirus, thinking about the primary elections, paying taxes, parenting, working, and trying to be “prepared” for a situation that we know little about.
This is taxing on the nervous system, which is impactful for the immune system. Initially, stress can upregulate our immune function, increasing the number and activity of scavenging cells, and decreasing inﬂammation. In chronic stress states (in which many of us find ourselves), our inﬂammation levels can skyrocket while our ability to heal tissue and fight infection decreases dramatically.
But, of course, herbs can help. The article mentions types of anxiety and the best herbs to match those. Read the full article for more details, but here is a summary:
Best Herb for Acute Anxiety Relief - Kava (Piper methysticum)
→ Farmacopia tinctures: In The Moment & Feeling Easy
Best Herb for Insomnia - Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
→ Farmacopia tincture: Sleep Now
Best Herb for Chronic Stress - Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
→ Farmacopia superfood: Stress-Adapt Powder, Nerve Nourisher, & Sleep Adapt
Best Herb for Restoring Mental Focus - Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)
→ Farmacopia tinctures: Uplift & Adrenalove
Best Herb for Mild to Moderate Anxiety - Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
→ Farmacopia tinctures: Rest + Digest, Heal Your Gut, & Gut Love Bitters